At the foot of Mont Blanc, we developed these Mid waterproof boots for occasional mountain walking (3-4 hours,< 10km, < 700m climb). These hiking shoes have all you need for the mountains: a sole with excellent grip, a good fit with its waterproof Mid-height upper, a protective stone guard at the front and full cushioning.
|SHOE HEIGHT||Mid-rise shoe|
|LEVEL OF PRACTICE||BEGINNER|
|WEATHER CONDITIONS||ALL WEATHER|
|LOCATION OF PRACTICE||MOUNTAIN|
|Sole with grip||The grip of our soles is certified. To be awarded it, the shoes must pass laboratory tests to assess the grip rate on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we assess the quality of our soles in the field, the mountains, by a panel of representative testers over 500 km.|
|Waterproofing test||In a laboratory, the boot is immersed in water to mid-height on a mechanical arm that simulates a number of steps. With this test we can determine a time and number of km that the boot can walk while staying dry. - 2000 bends, about 30 minutes of hiking - 10 000 bends, about 3 hours - 30 000 bends, approximately 8 hours - 50 000 bends, approximately 12 hours Then we confirm that the boot keeps its promises in use on the ground and in the rain.|
|Making waterproofing last longer||To keep your feet dry, we advise you to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter to protect the top of your boots and prevent water and also pebbles and sand from getting in. We advise re-waterproofing your boots twice a year using a re-waterproofing agent (search for ‘waterproofing’ on our Decathlon website) which will help you restore the original water-repellent qualities and help prevent stains on the outside.|
|Which size should I select?||The most important thing is to try on several sizes and styles of boots to find the one most suited to you! You can take a size above your usual one to prevent the toes from bumping into the toe box when going downhill, provided the foot is properly supported to avoid friction. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before a long descent, check that your lacing is tight enough to prevent your foot from sliding forwards inside the boot.|
|Buying tips / How do you try your boots on?||Some Decathlon stores are equipped with a test course. 1. Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces, taking care to correctly start the tightening. 3. Check two points: - the heel does not come up before the boot when you walk uphill. - the foot does not slide and the toes do not press against the front when going downhill. 4. Try on several sizes and models. Break them in gradually to adapt them to your foot.|
|Which socks?||A waterproof boot will be less breathable than a non-waterproof boot. Socks like the MH500, MH520 and MH900 with a high or medium upper (adapted to the height of the boot) are therefore preferable for wicking away perspiration and reducing friction.|
|Optimise the capabilities of your boots: replace your insoles!||The original insole in your boots is designed to accommodate most feet. A change of insole can bring: 1. Improved support: some soles are preformed or reinforced to better support the arch of the foot. 2. More comfort: the insoles can also provide heat and/or cushioning. 3. Longer life: restore the support and comfort of your boots by replacing the insole each season.|
|How should you look after your boots?||- Leave to air-dry. - Remove dry mud with a stiff brush. - For stains, clean with a brush and a little warm water - Leave to dry - Spray with a re-waterproofing agent to restore the water-repellent properties of the upper.|
|HOW DO YOU AVOID BLISTERS?||Discover all our tips here: https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/conseils/9-astuces-pour-eviter-les-ampoules-tp_10725|
|Storage advice||Store in a dry place away from sunlight.|
|Country Of Origin||China,Cambodia,Vietnam|
Good product. Very nice waterproof properties. But I am dissapointed about thr grip on wet rocks. Really slippery and risky.
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